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Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Metric Tons per Million Chained (2009) Dollars


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Actual indicator available Total Energy CO2 Emissions per Real Dollar of GDP
Actual indicator available - description Metric Tons Carbon Dioxide per Million Chained (2009) Dollars
Date of national source publication AUGUST 2017
Method of computation
Periodicity Annual
Scheduled update by national source MARCH 2018
U.S. method of computation Published in Table 1.7 Primary Energy Consumption, Energy Expenditures, and Carbon Dioxide Emissions Indicators from the Monthly Energy Review
Comments and limitations
Date metadata updated 2017-09-21
Disaggregation geography National
Unit of measurement Metric Tons Carbon Dioxide per Million Chained (2009) Dollars
Disaggregation categories N/A
International and national references
Time period 1949-present available
Scheduled update by SDG team

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name CO2 emission per unit of value added
Target name By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.
Global indicator description CO2 emission per unit of value added is a ratio indicator between the carbon emission and value added. Carbon emission is estimated from the data on energy consumption.
UN designated tier 1
UN custodial agency UNIDO, IEA (Partnering Agencies: UNEP)
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Organisation Energy Information Administration
Agency Staff Name Maggie Woodward
Agency Survey Dataset Energy Information Administration
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